Are the Specs on the Peugeot 3008 Good Enough?

If you’re searching the market for a SUV, no doubt you may have heard of the Peugeot 3008. Let’s take a look at the specs and features of the 3008 and see what makes it a multi-award winner.

There are three trims available: the entry level Allure, followed by GT Line and the top-spec GT. Retail pricing ranges from $40,990 for Allure up to $54,990 for the GT.

Externally at a glance

The 5 door, 5 seater SUV stands at 1624mm high, and is 1826mm wide and 4447mm long. With a wheelbase of 2675mm the exterior design of the 3008 is well proportioned and its dimensions allows for decent cabin size.

On the outside of the Allure trim you get 18 inch alloy wheels and the standard halogen headlights, and full led lights all around (including headlights fog lights and front indicators) together with larger 19 inch wheels on the two higher trims.

Power and efficiency on the road

Two engines are available in the 3008 range. Used in both the Allure and GT Line trims and offered with the EAT6 6-speed automatic gearbox, the 121kW THP turbo petrol engine boasts a high level of torque (240 Nm @ 1400 rpm).  It combines dynamism and flexibility, offering impressive acceleration (from 0-100 km/h in 9.9 seconds), and runs at an economical 7 L/100km.

A 133kW BlueHDi turbo diesel engine (with Stop and Start) combined with an EAT8 8-speed automatic gearbox, comes exclusively with the GT trim. It is the most powerful engine with a maximum torque of 400Nm with acceleration from 0-100km/h in 9 seconds. And despite being more powerful, it runs even more efficiently at 5 L/100km.

And having a 53 litre fuel tank capacity with good fuel economy means longer times between refuelling.

If you’re keen on pulling loads behind, the 3008 GT with its turbo diesel engine can handle towing a trailer weight of up to 2000kg (braked).

Technology and practicality combined

The modern i-cockpit is the main feature of the cabin with a dash specced with a tech-packed 8 inch infotainment touch screen unit paired with soft piano key toggle switches on the centre console, and a 12.3 inch fully digital instrument panel, customisable to the driver’s personal preferences.

A boot space of 591 litres can easily fit a pram together with a nappy and gym bag. Rear seats can be folded flat and almost triple the boot capacity to a huge 1760 litres. You can also open the boot with both hands full by swiping a foot under the rear bumper.

Every Peugeot 3008 comes fully loaded with safety equipment and advanced driver assistance systems. There are 6 airbags (including full length curtain airbags) ready to protect occupants. Children are kept safe and secure with two Isofix anchor points available for child seats and electric child locking on rear windows and doors.

Multiple detection and warning systems help keep the driver aware of their surroundings. Active safety systems such as Active Blind Spot Detection allow the car to take over and avoid possible collision if the driver does not notice an obstacle.  

Other standard assistance systems from GT Line upwards include Active Lane Keeping Assistance, Advanced Driver Attention Alert, Adaptive cruise control with stop function and automatic emergency braking.

Being awarded the maximum five star Euro NCAP safety rating is a strong indicator and recognition of how safe it is on the road.

Some other cool features that can be found on the higher level trims include heating for both front seats and massage function  as well as 8-way electric adjustment for the driver’s seat.

The verdict

Going through the impressive list of Peugeot 3008’s features we can see that it clearly meets expectations of safety, quality and affordability, and is indeed deserving of its place amongst the best in its class.

Related Posts